Genesis Creation Day Six

Creation Day Six


Genesis 1:24
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish (fill) the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat (food): and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And (there was) the evening (darkness)and There was) the morning (dawning light) were the sixth day (time, phase).






Then we have the creation of the land dwelling animals which would have included the and many other now extinct creatures which we know about only from their fossil remains. Each animal was designed to reproduce after itself, and not to evolve into something other than its own kind.


Verses 26, 27, and 28 describe the creation of man. Note that man is the only creature that God created in His own image. That makes man special. Man alone was created to have a unique relationship with God. This made him very different from all the other creatures that God made. God gave man dominion over all the earth and all the other living creatures.


Verses 29 and 30 indicate that plants were different from the animal life forms. While animals have "the breath and blood of life within them" plants do not. Therefore plants are not alive in the same sense as the animals are. God gave the plants to animals and man to eat for food. One way that man demonstrates his dominion is through farming as he uses the plants and animals for his own wants and needs. And scientists have confirmed that the best diet for man includes many generous portions of vegetables.


At the end of the sixth day God looked upon all that He had created and found it to be VERY GOOD !

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